New timelapse video shows Kampus residential complex taking shape in Manchester

An interesting timelapse video of construction at the Kampus development in Manchester has been created – showing the much-anticipated new city-centre living space taking shape with just one year until completion.

Kampus is a new residential development in a prime location in Manchester city centre. The site, formerly part of Manchester Metropolitan University, will see 533 apartments being delivered in new-build and refurbished buildings entirely for the Build-to-Rent sector, plus a mix of flexible, commercial spaces.

Joint venture developer partners Capital & Centric and Henry Boot Developments plan to create two floors of independent restaurants and bars around a lush garden, adjacent to the Rochdale Canal. The development will provide much-needed green spaces and a relaxing environment for residents of, and visitors to, Kampus.

Sitting adjacent to Manchester’s famous Canal Street, the project retains an 11-storey, 1960s former office tower, which will be extensively refurbished after being stripped back to the original concrete frame and extended by three storeys. The former academic buildings, built decades after the tower, have been demolished to make way for the new-build elements, which will be tied into the tower building.

Completing the site are two listed, former warehouse buildings, which will be refurbished and transformed to complement the wider scheme, by Liverpool-based shedkm.

Residents will also benefit from on-site management, a private landscaped podium, secure parking, cycle spaces and unparalleled views across Manchester.

The Kampus scheme was designed by Dutch architects Mecanoo, with Chapman Taylor progressing the project as Delivery Architect, and Exterior Architecture advising as Landscape Architect on behalf of Main Contractor Mount Anvil. Phase one will see 475 units completed by 2020.

Rachel Rogerson (BA (Hons), Dip Arch)

Associate Director, Manchester

Rachel joined Chapman Taylor in Manchester in 2006 and became an Associate Director in 2016. She is responsible for leading the Technical Group and ISO 14001 in the Manchester studio.

She has 19 years’ experience with particular focus on technical delivery and design management of major projects in the UK and internationally across a number of sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Leisure / Retail / Delivery / Design Management

Andrew Carroll

Director, Manchester

Andrew joined Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio in 2002 and became a Director in 2013. He is a member of the UK Board and is responsible for the management of the Manchester Studio, including business development, design management, project delivery, recruitment and resource planning.

He has extensive experience managing and delivering large-scale, complex projects across a number of sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Office / Residential / Retail / Leisure / Design Management / Delivery

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